Concert Reviews/Music

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Real Men Don’t Love Newsies

Actor Jeremy Jordan signs my daughter’s program, as I stand crushed amongst hundreds of Newsies fans standing on tip toe begging for his attention (author’s photograph.) Don’t judge me, ok? My daughter and I shared Father’s day this year taking in the buoyant raucous joy of Newsies on Broadway. Real men don’t love Newsies, right?…

Air Guitar, Now Couch Guitar!

“Air guitar” has taken on almost cult status in some circles. How about “couch guitar”?

On a hot August Saturday afternoon, bright sun beating down on a crowd of over 20,000, my young daughter and I had our attention focused intensely on an enormous iron gate. It was supposed to open at 6 pm, and it was now 6:10 with no sign of movement. The crowd was there for one…

Fourteen year old internet sensation Rebecca Black just released a follow up video “My Moment” after her debut of “Friday” that went viral with more than 167 million views. Attention at this scale landed her a spot on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a music video with Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night“.

A 9/11 Nightmare, Running in High Heels

Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is a visually ugly film with an incoherent plot, wooden characters and inane dialog. It provided me with one of the more unpleasant experiences I’ve had at the movies. Roger Ebert Having witnessed the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11 from across the Hudson river, it was…

Cradle of Creativity: Starbucks

Those late nights of coffee-induced creativity sessions. Whether they’re a memory or a recurring event, how we share them has changed dramatically.

If it’s too loud nearby a river in Paris, you can blame M. scholtzi singing a raucous love song, exclusively by males wooing females.

Cure For The Itch

Why do we itch? Is there a cure?

May 12 was a glorious day for our graduates, some 2,730 students celebrating the completion of their undergraduate education. Our Commencement Speaker John Legend, a Grammy Award Winner, shared an important message in both speech and in song: equal access to quality education is a right, not a privilege.

Disaster relief for Japan has taken on many forms, and I applaud artists when they use their talents and their broad outreach to help the victims and their families. The band Linkin Park has responded in their own way, using graphic design guided by their fans.